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image SM (101) 49/6/18

Reference number

SM (101) 49/6/18


Working drawing for the Board of Trade Offices, August 1824


101 Section thro the Centre of Principal Staircase looking south


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Board of Trade and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 4th August / 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, grey, burnt Sienna and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (717 x 530)


David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)


Smith & Allnutt 1820


The central corridor on drawing 101 has a flat skylight. In later drawings the skylight is shown as semi-circular in section (q.v. drawings 122-124).



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